He is currently working on:
- The Inquiry Space project, which has a goal of researching the appropriate software and curricular scaffolds to enable students to engage in independent inquiry.
- The Interactions project, which is creating an NGSS inspired curriculum to help students develop models of intermolecular attractions that can form the foundation of deeper understanding in physics, chemistry, and biology.
- The NGSS Assessment project which is researching the process for developing appropriate formative assessments for NGSS, and developing templates for others to create such assessments.
- The Common Online Data Analysis Platform (CODAP), a tool to enable users to easily work with, manipulate, and make sense of data generated across a wide variety of sources. Research is aimed at understanding how people (students primarily) understand data structures and how the tool can facilitate deep understanding and more facile manipulation.
He is also wrapping up a Google Foundation funded project to convert the award winning Molecular Workbench tool from Java to HTML5.